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Beyond this, in zone Z ир to hundreds of kilometres wide, there is restricted circu1ation, tidal effects are minima1, and storm-wave action is оп1у periodically significant. or hypersalinities are 1ike1y in zone Z. ТЬе dominant processes affecting epeiric platform sedimentation in tideless epeiric seas would Ьауе Ьееп storms, their frequency, direction and magnitude con­ trolled Ьу climatic factors. Severe storms сап raise sea-leve1 Ьу severa1 metres and give rise to currents reaching 1 т S - l .

Italy� ТЬе Golden Lane 'atoll ' of mid-Cretaceous age in Mexico (Enos, 1977Ь, 1988) is another good example. 2 . 1 , shallow-water carbonate production rates are generally тоге than sufficient to keep расе with moderate rates of subsidence and sea-level rise. ative sea-leve! t­ induced subsidence and glacio-eustatic sea-Ievel rises. ative sea-Ievel rises. d Ьауе this effect. Drowned platforms typically have deep-water carbonate facies overlying the shallow-water facies. Where the sea-leve! anktonic­ nektonic fossils (such as coccoliths, planktonic for­ aminifera, pteropods, certain thin-shelled bivalves and ammonoids).

G. ayford , 1980). ТЬеу also occur in the Carlsbad facies of the Permian Capitan Reef complex of west Texas (Fig. 2. 16). eokarsts. Where well developed, а vettical zonation of stro­ matoporoid growth forms is seen through the Ыо­ strome, from domal and tabular at the base through bulbous to branched forms at the top. es, cutting down into the carbonates. ТЬе back-reef cycles reftect ап upward decrease in turbulence and water depth and increase in restriction of the environment as tidal ftats were established.

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